Justice for Beatriz, justice for all girls in Latin America and the Caribbean

The arrival of Beatriz's case at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights provides an opportunity to address the shortcomings of a structural system that does not guarantee girls and women the exercise of their rights and design public policies that provide access to abortion as a health service free of discrimination and violence.

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In the time it has taken to read this article 80 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

About the author

Marcela López

  • Advocacy Officer for Latin America and The Caribbean

Girls Not Brides

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